(March 2022)

We Are Social B.V. (We Are Social) collects personal information about you from, (Website) as provided by you by any other means. Personal information is collected in order to respond to enquiries, provide you with newsletters and electronic newsletters and to provide you with certain content, products and services and, unless you opt-out or unsubscribe, contact you in the future with information on products and services and to provide you with marketing materials via electronic messages (email) or any other form of electronic, emerging, digital or conventional communications channel whether existing now or in the future. 

Our Privacy Policy below contains information about how you can access and correct your personal information, how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information and how any complaint will be handled by We Are Social. You may contact our privacy officer with any queries via email: [email protected] or at We Are Social B.V. Prinsengracht 769, 1017 JZ Amsterdam Netherlands.


(March 2022)

  1. We Are Social B.V. (“We Are Social” or “We/we” or “Our/our” or “Us/us”) are committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we deal with your personal information that we collect, use, hold or process.
  2. We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time when we change how we deal with personal information. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on our Websites, so we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time. In case of substantial changes to this Privacy Policy, we will make sure that we actively provide you with the new version.
  3. In addition to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, there will also be specific and additional privacy and consent provisions that apply to certain collection channels of personal information. Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, we recommend that you review them wherever they appear. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Privacy Policy and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.


  1. Throughout this Privacy Policy, we use the term ‘personal information’ to refer to information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, including information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not; and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not. For example, your full name, date of birth, address, mobile telephone number, email address are examples of information which will constitute personal information. Personal information will also include information we will collect about your individual preferences.


  1. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or any problems or complaints about how we have collected, used, stored, handled, disclosed and/or processed your personal information, please contact our privacy officer via one of the following channels: 

Address: We Are Social B.V. Prinsengracht 769, 1017 JZ Amsterdam Netherlands.
Email: [email protected] 

  1. Please allow 30 days for this request to be processed. On receipt of your query, problem or complaint a review will be conducted, and findings will be communicated to you where required. 


  1. We collect personal information in a number of ways through our Website, as described below.


  1. Personal information will be collected and combined via our Website if you subscribe to any newsletters, updates, alerts or news and media releases, or request launch or event information or information about our products or services or other information services;


  1. We will collect personal information including:
    1. your full name, contact details (such as your email address, contact preferences);
    2. information regarding your personal and professional interests and your networks;
    3. enquiry and complaint details;
    4. any other personal information you provide directly to us. Where you provide us with unsolicited personal information, we will retain this information where it falls within our primary purposes for collection of personal information (as stated in this Privacy Policy).


  1. We do not collect sensitive information (or “special categories” of information under the GDPR).


  1. No-one is obliged to provide personal information. However, failure to do so may result in We Are Social being unable to provide you with We Are Social’s services, information, upcoming opportunities, events or product information, and other content, including where requested by you.


  1. Personal information that We Are Social collects will be used for the following primary purposes:


  1. to provide you with early access to new releases, exclusive events, newsletters, events, activations of We Are Social;
  2. to otherwise market to you (with direct marketing materials), via any medium including mail, or any other form of electronic, emerging, digital or conventional communications channel;

The personal information that will be processed for these purposes includes your name, contact details and other information that you have provided to us.

We will process the personal information based on your consent (e.g. your consent to receive marketing materials). We will process the personal information until you withdraw your consent. Below (in paragraph 23) you may find information on how to withdraw your consent.


  1. to share personal information with our group companies and their related bodies corporate and agents, and other trusted third parties in the manner described in this Privacy Policy;
  2. to undertake recruitment for We Are Social (if applicable);
  3. to carry out our obligations and/or interests in the context of an acquisition, sale, merger or transfer of our business or our assets; and
  4. for any other purpose as may be deemed reasonably necessary by We Are Social in the circumstances.

The personal information that will be processed for these purposes includes: 

We will process the personal information for these purposes for our legitimate interests (e.g. for business continuity purposes) or to comply with a legal obligation (e.g. information obligations).

Legal purposes

  1. as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request (e.g. administration obligations or requests from competent authorities); to protect the rights or property of We Are Social, or any member of the public; to protect the integrity of Websites; to fulfil your requests; or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.

The personal information that will be processed for these purposes includes: 

We will process the personal information for these purposes for our legitimate interests (e.g. to protect our businesses or prevent fraud) or to comply with a legal obligation (e.g. cooperate with legal requests). We will process the personal information for the duration of our contract with you and one year thereafter


  1. We Are Social group companies (and their directors, servants and agents) may contact you via email or any other form of electronic, emerging, digital or conventional communications channel using the information provided in order to contact you in respect of the primary purposes for collection of personal information as stated above.
  2. We Are Social does not send advertising or marketing information without obtaining prior consent, unless it is otherwise lawful to do so. If you receive communications from We Are Social which you do not wish to receive, you may remove your name from the database either by using the functional unsubscribe facility (if the communication is via commercial electronic message) or by contacting We Are Social‘s Privacy Officer as described above. Please allow 30 days for this request to be processed.


  1. Solely for the purposes described above, personal information will be shared with the entities below including their directors, servants and agents and related bodies corporate:


  1. Some of the recipients of your personal information will be located overseas. We Are Social employees, data processors and other trusted third parties are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by We Are Social. However, security of communications over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, and therefore absolute assurance that information will be secure at all times cannot be given. We Are Social will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to personal information except to the extent required by the relevant privacy laws.
  2. The recipients of your personal information will be located in the European Union (Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany), or overseas.
  3. For individuals in the EU, please note that the recipients of your personal information will be located in countries in which the privacy or data protection laws differ from those of the European Union. It is important to ensure a level of protection that is essentially equivalent to that guaranteed in the EU. We will therefore only transfer personal information to the extent that:

In addition, We Are Social is committed to ensure that it complies with any additional requirements or guidelines from the European Court of Justice, data protection law and/or supervisory authorities in relation to the transfer of personal information. Please contact our Privacy Officer for more information.



  1. We Are Social takes appropriate security measures to keep personal information secure and to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, misuse, interference or loss of personal information. We Are Social, its employees and its subcontractors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by We Are Social.
  2. We Are Social also takes reasonable steps to keep personal information accurate, up to date, complete and relevant. We Are Social takes reasonable steps to ensure only those necessary have access to your personal information. Personal information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. This service will be performed on our behalf and data will be hosted by our selected data storage providers. In some cases these facilities will be overseas, including in Ireland as described above. We Are Social retains your information only for as long as necessary for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy. We Are Social will inform you about serious data breaches in accordance with the GDPR.


  1. You have a number of rights under the Nethelands Privacy Law and the GDPR. These include:
    1. (access) to request access to your personal information from us, in a commonly used electronic format. On a case by case basis, We Are Social may determine that it is not legally required to give an individual access to personal information, in which case We Are Social will provide you with a written notice of its refusal to provide access;
    2. (correction) to request that we correct your personal information;
    3. (withdrawing consent) to withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information. Please note that you can also opt-out of online marketing communications at any time by using the unsubscribe feature in each electronic commercial message; and
    4. (complaint) to complain about a breach of the Dutch Privacy Principles.
  2. If you are an individual in the EU, you have additional rights under the GDPR that you can exercise against the “controller” of your data. Where we are the controller of your data, your rights include:
    1. (data portability) to request that we transfer your personal information to another service provider of your choosing;
    2. (erasure) to request that we erase your personal data. All reasonable steps to delete the information will be made, except where it is required for legal reasons. Deletion of information may result in us being unable to facilitate or provide you with information about certain services (including the uploading, access to, and receipt of content on a website or the We Are Social Application, and purchase transactions undertaken on a website);
    3. (objection and restriction) in some circumstances, to object to the use of your personal data by us and request that we restrict our use of your personal information; and
    4. (complaint) to lodge a complaint in relation to our processing of your personal data with a data protection supervisory authority under the GDPR.
  3. To exercise these rights, please contact us at the contact details listed at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Please allow for a reasonable amount of time for us to process your request, which will generally be up to 30 days. If needed, we may however extend the period in which we respond with two further months. In such event, we will inform you within 30 days after receipt of your request and explain why the extension is necessary.


  1. Where practicable, We Are Social will allow you to deal with us on an anonymous or pseudonymous basis. If this is practicable, our Website will only seek information in this way. However, where it is not practicable for the purposes for which information is collected, we will seek the personal information identified above. It will not be practicable to deal with you on an anonymous or pseudonymous basis when we wish to send you direct marketing materials or need to provide you with goods or services requested by you.


  1. Cookies are small files which are sent to your computer, smartphone or other device automatically from a web server whenever you visit a particular website. Our Website uses cookies, much like most others but, specifically, we use Google Analytics which, via cookies, helps us to analyse how visitors use our Website.

All devices can block or delete cookies, which can be done by activating certain settings on your browser, however exactly how you do this will depend on your device and what browser you use.

If you would like to read more information on cookies, including on how to block or delete them, then you can do so by visiting:


  1. Our Websites will, from time to time, contain links to the websites of other organisations which may be of interest to you. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of the third party website. Linked websites are responsible for their own privacy practices and you should check those websites for their respective privacy statements. We Are Social is not responsible, nor does it accept any liability, for the conduct of companies linked to our Websites.

                                                              Last updated March 2022